Clean lakes and streams, fresh air, and thousands of acres of White Mountain National Forest make our region one of the most beautiful places in the world to live and attend college. The Environmental Science program is ideal for those who want to start a career pathway in the environmental resource spectrum. Courses in areas such as forestry, water resources, and geology make for well-rounded curriculum preparing you for our many transfer opportunities.

Environmental Science allows students to pursue a diverse course of study by taking general courses in science and math, along with specific courses in environmental science and environmental resources.  This is an excellent way to design a transfer program for students wishing to transfer to a baccalaureate program or for those students who wish to pursue a broad educational experience.

 Program available in Berlin.

First Year

Fall SemesterLecLabCr
ENGL120WCollege Composition404
FRST101WDendrology and Tree and Shrub Identification324
GIS112WIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems223
 Semester Total 12615
Spring SemesterLecLabCr
ENGL235WAdvanced Research Writing303
ENVS110WIntroduction to Environmental Science324
FRST205WForestry Resources324
 Semester Total 17620
First Year Total   35

Second Year

Fall SemesterLecLabCr
CHEM113WEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis324
ENVS205WConservation Biology324
GIS211WGeographic Information Systems Applications223
HUMA120WEnvironmental Issues303
 Semester Total 15618
Spring SemesterLecLabCr
ENVS202WWater Resources and Hydrology324
ENVS210WEnvironmental Project143
GEOL112WGeology and Soils324
Choose one of the following courses: 
ECON111WPrinciples of Macroeconomics303
ECON112WPrinciples of Microeconomics303
SOCI120WIntroduction to Economics and Sustainability303
 Semester Total 10814
Second Year Total   32
 Total for A.S. Degree  67

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of biological and physical principles that govern natural processes.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary relationship of ethical, cultural, social, scientific, and sustainability aspects of local and global environmental issues.
  • Identify and perform many different data collection methods along with a basic understanding of how that data will be processed.
  • Characterize and analyze human impacts on the environment and define changes that could be made to lessen this impact.
  • Integrate facts, concepts, and methods from multiple disciplines and apply them to mapping.

  • Rachel Dandeneau

    Rachel Dandeneau

    STEM & Advanced Manufacturing
    Associate Professor of Environmental Science / Department Chair, STEM / Program Coordinator, Environmental Science


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